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Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection

Anti-Slavery collection (approximately 40,000 pieces). In the late 1890's, the family of William Lloyd Garrison, along with others closely involved in the anti-slavery movement, presented the library with a major gathering of correspondence, documents, and other original material relating to the abolitionist cause from 1832 until after the Civil War. The major holdings consist of the papers of William Lloyd Garrison, Maria Weston Chapman and Deborah Weston, Lydia Maria Child, Amos Augustus Phelps, John Bishop Estlin, and Samuel May, Jr. A full run William Lloyd Garrison's, The Liberator as well as the account books for the newspaper; records of the American, Massachusetts, and New England Anti-Slavery Societies; the libraries of William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Parker, and Wendell Phillips, all of which contain relevant pamphlets and broadsides; and the files of Ziba B. Oakes, a slave broker of Charleston, South Carolina are among the other relevant material included in the collection. Along with the account books for The Liberator, included on the Internet Archive site is the approximately 12 hundred letters dating from 1835- 1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston. Known for their tireless efforts to end slavery, the Weston sisters corresponded with the major figures of the movement both in the United States and Great Britain, such as William Lloyd Garrison, Samuel May, Jr., Richard and Hannah Webb, Harriet Martineau and Edmund Quincy. The cataloging and digitization of these items has been made possible through the generous support of the Associates of the Boston Public Library and The Boston Foundation.

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May, Samuel, 1810-1899
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Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895, compiler; Sweetser, Seth, 1807-1878, former owner; American Anti-Slavery Society
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Compiled by Theodore D. Weld
Topics: Slavery, Slaves
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Newton, John, 1725-1807
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Last page an advertisement
Topics: Slave trade, Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845; Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845. African slave trade; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884, former owner; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, former owner; Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade and for the Civilization of Africa
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Text preceded by prospectus
Topic: Slave trade
Provenance: United Presbyterian College, bookplate
Topics: British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society, East India Company, Slavery, Slavery, Slavery, Slavery,...
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Mallory, S. V. R., former owner; Mallory, L. C., former owner
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) ex libris (bookplate): S.V.R. Mallory; (inscription) L.C. Mallory
Topics: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Slavery, African American...
Source: bplscas
Not listed in Lib. Company. Afro-Americana
Topics: Slavery, African Americans, African Americans, Slaves
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
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Topic: Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
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Publ. dates discrepencies: vol. 1-2, 1855; vol. 3-4, 1853; vol. 5, 1854; vol. 1856
Topic: Generals
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Kramer, John Theophilus
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Cover title
Topics: Slave trade, Slave traders, Auctions, Slaves, Slavery, Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Ramsay, James, 1733-1789; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, former owner; Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833, former owner; Welsh, James Jacob, former owner; Hunt, Benjamin P. (Benjamin Peter), b. 1808, former owner
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"Errata": p. [xxi]
Topic: Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Carleton, Geo. W. (George Washington)
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Topic: Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Falconbridge, Alexander, d. 1792
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Topic: Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
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"Our Country is the World - Our Countrymen are Mankind."
Topic: Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
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Publ. dates discrepencies: vol. 1-2, 1855; vol. 3-4, 1853; vol. 5, 1854; vol. 1856
Topic: Generals
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
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"Our Country is the World - Our Countrymen are Mankind."
Topic: Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
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Reference: LC Cat. (1963) vol. 5, p. 324
Topics: American Anti-Slavery Society, Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions
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Topics: Slavery, Antislavery movements
Source: bplscas
A list of subscribers arranged by place, including the beginning and ending dates of their subscriptions
Topics: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831), Slavery, Newspaper publishing
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Cérisier, L., fils; Pétion, Alexandre, 1770-1818
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Cover title
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
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"Our Country is the World - Our Countrymen are Mankind."
Topic: Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions
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Topics: Slavery, Antislavery movements
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
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"Our Country is the World - Our Countrymen are Mankind."
Topic: Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
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Caption title
Topic: Slavery
Source: bplscas
Publ. dates discrepencies: vol. 1-2, 1855; vol. 3-4, 1853; vol. 5, 1854; vol. 1856
Topic: Generals
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895, compiler; Sweetser, Seth, 1807-1878, former owner; American Anti-Slavery Society
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Compiled by Theodore D. Weld
Topics: Slavery, Slaves
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Massachusetts Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. Shall he be hung?
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Title supplied by cataloger
Topics: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831), Slavery, Newspaper publishing
Source: bplscas
Bolling, Philip A. Speeches. Richmond, 1832
Topic: Slavery
Preface by Wilson Armistead
Topic: Slavery
Source: bplscas
Topics: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862, Antislavery movements, Fugitive slaves, Fugitive slaves, Riots
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by American Anti-Slavery Society
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Several of the numbers have been issued in three or more editions
Topics: Antislavery movements, Slavery
Source: bplscas
A list of subscribers arranged by place, including the beginning and ending dates of their subscriptions
Topics: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831), Slavery, Newspaper publishing
Topics: Slave trade, Slave trade
Dedication signed: Thomas Clarkson
Topics: Slavery, Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Signatures: a-cd, A-TU²
Topics: Slave trade, Abolitionists
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by United States. Supreme Court; Scott, Dred, 1809-1858; Sanford, John F. A., 1806 or 7-1857; Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864; Van Evrie, John H., 1814-1896; Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863
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Dred Scott vs. Sanford
Topics: Scott, Dred, 1809-1858, United States. Supreme Court, Citizenship, Slavery, Slavery, Slavery,...
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by American Anti-Slavery Society
texts
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Topics: Slavery, Slavery
Source: bplscas
Title provided by cataloger
Topics: New-England Anti-Slavery Society, Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Thome, James A. (James Armstrong), 1813-1873; Kimball, J. Horace (Joseph Horace), 1813-1838
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Topic: Slaves
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Macaulay, Zachary, 1768-1838; Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions
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Title from caption
Topics: Slavery, Antislavery movements
Source: bplscas
Topic: Slaves
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy ex libris (inscription): Benjamin P. Hunt
Topic: Slavery
Source: bplscas
Attributed to Richard Nisbet, printed by John Sparhawk. Cf. Evans
Topics: Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813, Slavery, Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Gilbert, Olive; Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, author of introduction, etc; Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895. American slavery as it is. Selections; J.B. Yerrinton and Son, printer
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Recorded and edited by Olive Gilbert
Topics: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883, Slaves, Slavery, Abolitionists, African American abolitionists, African...
Evans
Topics: Slavery, Slavery
Source: bplscas
"Fourth edition."--Cf. Nat. union cat., pre-56 imprints
Topics: Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784, Slavery, Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Incorporated Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West India Islands
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"Printed by R. Gilbert, St. John's Square, London.", at end of p.76
Topics: Christian education, Slaves, Imprint 1825
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Colfax, Richard H; Bleakley, James T. M., publisher; Applegate, William, 1804 or 5-1847, printer
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"Applegate, printer, 257 Hudson-Street."--verso of title page
Topics: Slavery, Slavery, Black race
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade and for the Civilization of Africa
texts
eye 516
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Caption title
Topics: Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845, Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784; Ady, John, d. 1812; Drinker, John, 1733-1800; London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends). Meeting for Sufferings
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Attributed to Benezet by Evans, et al
Topic: Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Topics: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816, Slavery, Fugitive slaves
Checklist Amer. imprints
Topic: Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by American Anti-Slavery Society. Executive Committee; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884, donor; Crocker, Levi; Ames, Julius Rubens, 1801-1850; Pike, Joseph
texts
eye 504
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Manuscript books
Topic: Antislavery movements
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends). Meeting for Sufferings; Browett, T., former owner
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy ex libris (inscription): T. Browett
Topic: Slave trade
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Barnes, Albert, 1798-1870
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Topic: Slavery in the Bible
Errata: page 61
Topics: Liverpool Anti-slavery Society, Blacks, Apprentices
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by American Anti-Slavery Society; Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society
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Ellipsis in title refers to a blank space apparently intended to be occupied by the name of a new anti-slavery society
Topic: Slavery
Bound volume includes: 1. Address to the friends of liberty -- 2. The constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society -- 3. Constitution of the Baptist Anti-slavery Society, Providence -- 4. British and Foreign AntiSlavery Society -- 5. A vindication of female anti-slavery associations -- 6. Constitution of the ... Anti-Slavery Society -- 7. Work for abolitionists!! -- 8. Constitution of the New-England Anti-Slavery Society -- 9. An apology for abolitionists -- 10. The constitution of the...
Topic: Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by McKee, Thomas Jefferson, 1840-1899, former owner. BRL
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy ex libris (bookplate): Thomas Jefferson McKee
Topic: Slavery
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Cox, Samuel H. (Samuel Hanson), 1793-1880; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
texts
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Topic: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Child, David Lee, 1794-1874; Gay, S. Howard. inscriber; Southard, Nathaniel; American Almanac Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; American Anti-Slavery Society
texts
eye 462
favorite 6
comment 0
Title from cover
Topics: Slavery, Almanacs, American
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Ramsay, James, 1733-1789; Beach, Samuel, former owner
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Relates to the West Indies
Topics: Slavery, Intelligence levels
Source: bplscas
Checklist Amer. imprints
Topics: Amistad (Schooner), Slave insurrections, Trials (Mutiny), Slave ships
Topic: Slave labor
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Roper, Moses; Washington, I. H., former owner
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"Twenty-eighth thousand"--t.p
Topics: Roper, Moses, Slaves, Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, author, former owner; Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864, author; Brownson, Orestes Augustus, 1803-1876, author; Bartlett, Wm. P. J., former owner
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Cover title
Topics: Slavery, Abolitionists
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. recipient
texts
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Holograph, signed
Topics: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879, Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, Antislavery movements,...
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Child, David Lee, 1794-1874; Gay, S. Howard. inscriber; Southard, Nathaniel; American Almanac Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; American Anti-Slavery Society
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eye 429
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Title from cover
Topics: Slavery, Almanacs, American
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Macaulay, Zachary, 1768-1838; Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions
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Title from caption
Topics: Slavery, Antislavery movements
Source: bplscas
"To which is prefixed, a brief view of the author's descent from an African king on one side, and from the celebrated Indian chief Powhattan on the other : in which he refers to the principal transactions and negotiations between this noble chief and the English colony under the famous Captain Smith, on the coast of Virginia, in the year 1608, as well as to his still more illustrious daughter, the Princess Pocahontas, who excited so much interest in England"
Topics: Slaves, Powhatan Indians
Signatures: [A]B-CD(-D4) (D3 verso blank)
Topics: Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, Slavery, Antislavery movements,...
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by May, Samuel, 1810-1899; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882, former owner
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Caption title
Topics: United States, Fugitive slaves
Bound volume includes: 1. A Review of the report of a select committee of the house of Commons, on the state of the West India colonies -- 2. Three months in Jamaica, in 1832 -- 3. The West India question -- 4. The guilt of forbearing to deliver our British colonial slaves -- 5. A review of some of the arguments which are commonly advanced against parliamentary interference ... -- 6. The slave colonies of Great Britain -- 7. Negro slavery -- 8. [removed] -- 9. A short review of the slave trade...
Topic: Slavery
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
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"Price a halfpenny, 13 for 6d., or 50 1s. 9d. Of whom may be had, a Summary of the evidence relating to the slave trade, by the same author, 3d edit. at 3s 6d per hundred. Also, speedily will be published by the same author, Observations on the conduct of the committee instituted in London for the abolition of the slave trade."
Topics: Slavery, Rum, Sugar trade, Boycotts, Watermarks
Source: bplscas
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions; Denison, Charles Wheeler, 1809-1881, former owner
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) ex libris (inscription): C.W. Denison
Topics: Antislavery movements, Slavery
"A copy of this work was placed by the author on the desk of every member of Congress when it was published."--ms. note
Topics: Slavery, Slavery